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  • #691
    Junying
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    Do you have any plan to develop desktop GUI or client instead of browser interface? because most my customers prefer a dedicated HMI interface such as client instead of brower in the industrial automation field.

    Or, is it difficult for us to make a GUI HMI program based on your SCADA-SERVER, or pack a brower into a GUI desktop client? thanks.

    #692
    MikhailMikhail
    Moderator

    Hi Junying,

    Development and support of the independent desktop UI client requires too much resources. So it is not planned. The second option to pack a browser into a GUI is possible. This task has not got major priority for us, however it can be done as a commercial project. If you are a developer, of course, you are able to implement this.

    #693
    welschemeyerwelschemeyer
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    The easiest way would be to use a browser in kiosk mode.
    So we do it for some customers.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kiosk_software

    #694
    MikhailMikhail
    Moderator

    What Kiosk software do you use?

    #695
    welschemeyerwelschemeyer
    Participant

    We use depending on the customer either Google Chrome in Kiosk mode:

    http://www.think2loud.com/868-google-chrome-full-screen-kiosk-mode/

    Or have a simple Windows Form application with a web control in Kiosk mode:

    web control
    https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/3s8ys666(v=vs.110).aspx

    Fullscreen / Kiosk mode
    http://stackoverflow.com/questions/505167/how-do-i-make-a-winforms-app-go-full-screen

    But so far not been tested with Rapid scada, because we have problems with the installation Raspberry

    #696
    MikhailMikhail
    Moderator

    Does WinForm app work correctly in case of popup windows?
    I remember about issue with RPi you have sent, I will answer.

    #697
    Junying
    Participant

    Thanks all for the information.

    Besides kiosk way you talks, maybe developing a Winform desktop application communcating with SCADA-SERVER is another way. As a programming learner, I guess it is difficult, but maybe worth a try(use Visual Studio). Also the Rapid Scada provides the interface document between scada-server and 3rd party application, thanks.

    #698
    welschemeyerwelschemeyer
    Participant

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/ityydfbcrzzidc9/Rapid%20Scada%20View.rar?dl=0

    Here Is a quick an dirty windows forms Browser …. but popups will be opened in new Internet explorer windows

    i will be looking for tabbed browsing on this way

    #701
    MikhailMikhail
    Moderator

    Looks nice. In the future SCADA-Web will not use separate popup windows. And this approach will be suitable.

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